Three charged af­ter Peace River jail at­tack leaves man in coma

Edmonton Journal - - CITY+ REGION - JURIS GRANEY

Three men have been charged af­ter a vi­o­lent as­sault in an Alberta re­mand cen­tre left an in­mate in a coma, pos­si­bly need­ing ’round the clock care for the rest of his life.

Dy­lan Go­gan was found blood­ied and un­con­scious by cor­rec­tions staff in his cell af­ter the March 11 at­tack at the Peace River Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre.

His fam­ily said he suf­fered an ax­onal brain in­jury stem­ming from the at­tack.

The 28-year-old vic­tim was put into a med­i­cally in­duced coma at the Univer­sity hospi­tal and was only last week flown back to his home province of Nova Scotia.

Go­gan was in re­mand fac­ing charges of at­tempted mur­der and ag­gra­vated as­sault af­ter a man was stabbed in Grande Prairie.

Go­gan’s fate was in limbo be­cause Nova Scotia did not rec­og­nize him as a res­i­dent, since he had spent a ma­jor­ity of his time since 2017 in and out of cor­rec­tional fa­cil­i­ties in Alberta.

Four days af­ter Post­media pub­lished an ap­peal by Go­gan’s fam­ily, he was flown back to his home province.

“I was so over­whelmed. It was ev­ery­thing just to be able to see him,” said his mother, Chris­tine Arse­nault, in an in­ter­view last week. “I hadn’t seen him in over two months and there was no way of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with him. My nerves couldn’t stand it much longer.”

Kyle Mal­colm Beaver, 18, of Ed­mon­ton; Dy­lan An­thony Wy­att Mober­ley-Horse­man, 25, of Peace River; and Her­bert Charles Wani­hadie, 33, of Grovedale are charged with one count each of ag­gra­vated as­sault. They re­main in cus­tody and are to ap­pear March 26, 2019, in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench.

Dy­lan Go­gan

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